Hope For The Holidays

Posted on: December 1st, 2014


As we enter the holiday season, we are grateful for the comfort of our warm homes and the joy of our loved ones. Unfortunately, for some LGBT+ youth, the holidays are a painful reminder of hardships they have experienced. The greatest gift we can give this holiday season is hope. Help bring some light to the darkness this winter by giving gifts of comfort and joy to our community’s most vulnerable youth.

Please consider supporting one of our following efforts:


Double your gift: Give a one time or monthly monetary gift by December 31st and your donation will be DOUBLED by an anonymous donor matching up to $25,000. You will also have the option to designate your donation to one of two areas:

  • General Fund: Your dollars will help support youth with basic needs such as food, clothing and hygiene items; mental health counseling and case management; our residential program for homeless youth; and more.
  • The Jefferson R. Voss Education Fund: Your gift will help ensure LGBT+ youth are empowered to achieve their full academic and leadership potential through scholarships to support higher education, GED programming and technical school.

Shop and donate: When you shop at AmazonSmile for your holiday gifts this year, Amazon will donate to us with no additional cost to us. Support us every time you shop by clicking here

Sponsor a homeless youth: Sponsor a homeless youth in our residential program by giving a gift of $150 or more. Your gift will help us provide youth in our residential program with gift cards to their favorite stores so they can purchase their own clothing and needed items this holiday season.

Zebra Coalition holiday card: This holiday, donate $25 or more and send love to someone on your list while helping LGBT+ youth. Along with a special Zebra Coalition touch, and a greeting, each card has the following text pre-printed inside: A generous donation has been made in your honor. Donate before December 31, 2014 and your gift will be matched by an anonymous donor.Click here and take a peek at our holiday card.

Our needs list: Consider donating an item  from our online wish list or our needs list.



If you are interested in providing support in other ways or have questions about donating, please contact us at info@zebrayouth.org or 407.228.1446, option 2. We would love to discuss ways you can support our mission and LGBT+ youth in Central Florida this holiday season.